Monday, 26 January 2015
*Read aloud/Caudill nominee Ungifted by Gordan Korman
*Complex sentence application
*New root word introduction: ject/jet = to throw
*Homework: read "The Emperor's New Clothes" pg. 344 in literature book keeping in mind the word pride: how does it apply to this story?
Friday, 23 January 2015
*Application: compound sentences and chron/temp root words
*Complex sentence introduction
*Finished word connotation activity
*Read "The Fox and the Crow" pg. 371 in literature book; students were instructed to keep the word and denotation of "pride" in their minds while reading
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - Reading MAP Testing
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
*Chron/temp anachronism worksheet
*Connotation vs. Denotation lesson with group activity focusing on positive and negative connotations of words
*Reading MAP test tomorrow - bring something to work on when finished!
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
*MLK Jr. inspirationsal quotes and reflection in writing journal
*Snow day article (with compound sentence activity)
*New root word: chron/temp = time
*Brief introduction to lesson on word connotation vs. denotation
Friday, 16 January 2015
*Idiom of the week: "Beat Around the Bush"
*SCOPE article critical thinking questions partner and whole-class discussion
Thursday, 15 January 2015
*Flam/Pryo root word activity
*Checked compound sentence homework
*Compound & simple sentence practice with partner (students' choice)
*SCOPE article on fame: LA 1 needs to answer critical thinking questions for homework; LA 2 & 3 do not have homework in regards to the article
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
*Compound sentences; homework: Fanboys compound sentence practice sheet due tomorrow
*Checked root word homework, verified definitions of new words
*"Does Fame Make You Crazy?" Scolastic SCOPE article read in class followed a discussion on fame word association activity
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
*Writing journal warm-up: Who would you go out to eat with?
*Simple sentence practice
*New root word: Flam/Pyro = Fire; homework is to finish looking up definitions of new vocabulary words for tomorrow
*LRC for book checkout/silent reading time
Monday, 12 January 2015
*Group analysis activity comparing and contrasting the Watsons book and movie
*Sentence structure introduction: simple and compound sentences
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
*Watched The Watsons Go to Birmingham movie (rated PG)
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
*Discussed Ch. 14-epilogue questions
*Played Watsons Jeopardy review game
*Watsons essay question distributed in preparation for test tomorrow; students may get started to organize ideas, but it is NOT homework to complete - class time will be provided
*Watsons final comprehension and vocabulary test tomorrow!
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
*Group meeting Watsons Ch. 11-13
*Read Ch. 14 - end in class
*Homework: Complete questions and activity for Ch. 14- epilogue for tomorrow
*Watsons study guide distributed; Watsons comprehension and vocabulary test Thursday!
Monday, 15 December 2014
*Discussed Ch. 10 questions and imagery activity
*Watsons comprehension quiz Ch. 6-10
*Read Ch. 11-13 in class
*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 13 and complete questions and symbolism/personification activity for CH. 11-13 for tomorrow
Friday, 12 December 2014
*Group Meeting Ch. 8-9
*Read Ch. 10 together in group
*Ch. 10 questions and imagery activity due Monday!
Thursday, 11 December 2014
*Checked vocabulary crossword homework
*Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8
*Vocabulary Ch. 9-end chart completed in class
*Read Ch. 8 in class
*Homework: Read and annotate Ch. 9 for tomorrow
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
*Ch. 7 questions and activities were completed in class
*Group Meeting Ch. 6-7
*Music Critique of song mentioned in story: "Yakety Yak," "Under the Boardwalk," and "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
*LRC book check out
*Homework: Vocabulary crossword puzzle Ch. 1-8 due tomorrow; Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8 tomorrow!
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
*Discuss Ch. 5 questions and activity
*Quiz on Watsons Ch. 1-5
*Read Ch. 6 in class
*Ch. 6 questions and characterization activity started in class, may need to be finished at home
*Homework: Read and annotate Ch. 7 for tomorrow
*Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8 on Thursday (review coming tomorrow)
Monday, 8 December 2014
*Discussed signposts from Ch. 1-4
*Group meeting Ch. 3-4
*Read Ch. 5
*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 5 (Watsons) and complete the questions and activities for Ch.5; Comprehension Quiz on Ch. 1-5 tomorrow
Friday, 5 December 2014
*Read Watsons Ch. 4 in class
*Class time given to work on questions and activities (flashbacks/memory moments and similes) for Ch. 3-4; if not finished in class, the assignments are due Monday
*Notice and Note Signpost annotations collection within group from Ch. 1-4, to be continued Monday...
Thursday, 4 December 2014
*Read Watsons Ch. 2 in class
*Completed questions and activity for Ch. 2
*Group Meeting Guidelines
*Group meeting to discuss Ch. 1-2
*Homework: Read and annotate Watsons Ch. 3 for tomorrow
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
*Watsons vocabulary Ch. 1-9 - completed chart in class
*Began reading Watsons Ch. 1
*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 1, do questions, character activity, and writing prompt for Ch. 1 (sheet distributed in class); due tomorrow!
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
*Finished "Eyes on the Prize" video
*Civil Rights Events open-note quiz
*Began vocabulary for Ch. 1-9 in The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Monday, 1 December 2014
*"Eyes on the Prize" PBS documentary on the Civil Rights Era (1954-1965)
*Quiz on Major Civil Rights Events tomorrow (open note)
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
*Civil Rights Events presentations and note taking
Monday, 24 November 2014
*Civil Rights Event research in computer lab; Event presentation (so, project due) tomorrow!
Friday, 21 November 2014
*Civil Rights Research in computer lab; project due Tuesday 11/25
Thursday, 20 November 2014
*Root word quiz
*Introduction to mini-research project: Civil Rights Events Power Point; down load guidelines and example above; presentation due Tuesday 11/25
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
*"I Was Not Alone" questions and discussion
*"Separate But Not Equal" note-taking practice using article on segregation of schools
*Root word quiz TOMORROW!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
*Root Word Quiz review sheets distributed; Root Word Quiz Thursday!
*"The Bridegroom" plot and comprehension quiz (non-retakeable)
*Homework: Read and annotate Rosa Parks Interview titled "I Was Not Alone" annotations due tomorrow.
Monday, 17 November 2014
*Socratic seminar self-reflection and class discussion
*"The Bridegroom" plot diagram was completed in class; open book/open note plot quiz tomorrow!
Friday, 14 November 2014
*Root word quiz on ped/pod, aqua/hydra, miss/mitt on Thursday, Nov. 20th; study guide distributed but is available for download above
*Socratic Seminar held on "The Bridegroom"
Thursday, 13 November 2014
*"The Bridegroom" questions - preparation for tomorrow's Socratic seminar discussion; students had plenty of class time, but if they didn't get it done in class, they will need to finish tonight to be ready for tomorrow
*Socratic seminar expectations and evaluation explanation
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
*Run-on sentence correction
*"The Bridegroom" reading check (pop quiz)
*"The Bridegroom" - students are to reread story and annotate using the Note and Note Signposts and margin notes; time was given in class but students may need to finish at home
*LRC for book check out and silent reading
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
*Run-on sentence practice
*Annotating informational text lesson
*Annotated Russian Marriage Customs article in preparation for next literature unit and discussed annotations
*Homework: Students are to read (just read - no annotations at this point) "The Bridegroom" story that they received in class
Monday, 10 November 2014
*New root word: Miss/Mitt = to send
*Run-on sentence introduction
*Notice and Note Signpost review: "Again and Again" and "Memory Moment" *for LA 2 and LA 3 only, the homework is to finish the Memory Moment practice if you did not do so in class
Thursday, 6 November 2014
**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Memory Moments (MM): Why is this memory important? Example story: Hope was Here by Joan Bauer
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
*Sentence Fragment practice
*Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Again and Again (AA): Why does this keep coming up? Example story: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
*Fall Conference Survey completed by students
*Sentence fragments practice
*Wise Words literary annotation practice
*Book Fair trip tomorrow! Students can make purchases!
Monday, 3 November 2014
*Writing journal warm-up: "GIST" Summary
*Sentence fragment introduction and practice; homework: "Not the Whole Picture" worksheet due tomorrow
*Tough Questions signpost review
Friday, 31 October 2014
*Aqua/Hydro root word application activity: "Tanks A Lot"
*Listened to the original 1940s radio play "The Hitchhiker" while following along in literature book
Thursday, 30 October 2014
*Idiom of the week: "On the Same Page"
*Performed reader's theater "The Hitchhiker"
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
*Subject and Predicate Quiz
*"Wise Words" lesson using example text "Riding Freedom" by Pam Munoz Ryan
*"The Hitchhiker" radio play preview (literature book pg. 78) - chose parts for mini reader's theater tomorrow
*LRC book check out
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
*Subject/Predicate Review sheet - quiz tomorrow!
*Returned Ta-Na-E-Ka Writing assignments; students have the opportunity to revise for full credit by next Tuesday, 11/4. They must complete a retake sheet first.
*Notice and Note Literary Annotation: Wise Words introduction; to be continued
Monday, 27 October 2014
*Warm-Up: Halloween word game
*New root word: Aqua/Hydr = Water
*Subject/Predicate Test on Wednesday; we will do a thorough review in class tomorrow
Friday, 24 October 2014
*Idiom of the week: "On Pins and Needles"
*Hard to find subjects mini-quiz
**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Tough Questions (???): What does this question make me wonder? Example story: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Thursday, 23 October 2014
*Hard to find subject practice (broken down step by step); short mini-quiz tomorrow
*Practiced Notice and Note annotation strategies: Contrast & Contradictions and Aha Moments using "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
*Halloween Logic Puzzle
*Checked "Tricky Subjects" homework
*Hard to find subject and predicate partner work
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
*New root word: Ped/Pod = foot
**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Aha Moment (Aha): How might this change things? Example story: excerpts from Crash by Jerry Spinelli
*Homework: Tricky subjects worksheet due tomorrow
Monday, 20 October 2014
*Hard to find subject and predicate practice
*Conflict card categories: char vs. self, vs. society, vs. char, and vs. nature
*Read Ungifted aloud
Friday, 17 October 2014
*Scholastic SCOPE article on childhood allergies with problem/solution focus; student responded to writing prompt on their personal experience with allergies
*Root Word Quiz
Thursday, 16 October 2014
*Helping verb practice
*Hard to find subjects introduction
*Root word quiz classmates study time; Quiz tomorrow! No retakes allowed due to end of quarter!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
*Root word quiz study guide work time; Quiz Friday
*Helping verb introduction (check out the snazzy YouTube videos!)
*Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Contrast and Contradictions (C & C): Why is the character acting that way? Example story: "Thank You Ma'm" by Langston Hughes
*LRC book check out
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
*Columbus's Death (from How they Croaked 2013 Caudill Nominee)
*Idiom of the week (last week): "Off the Wall"
*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" open book/note comprehension and vocabulary quiz
*Study guide and review given for sym/syn, bene/bon, mal root word quiz on Friday (download words above)
Friday, 10 October 2014
*Mal Crime-Writing Prompt
*Finished Ta-Na-E-Ka writing extended response - due Tuesday, must be color coded as follows:
Text Evidence (Quote): BLUE
Explanation/Interpretation of Text Evidence: GREEN
Character traits: Pink
*In your first sentence, be sure to mention the title and author of the story. I will take off a point if you do not include those two important items
Thursday, 9 October 2014
*Rebecca Caudill Nominee Book Talks by OPL in LRC
*Began typing "Tanaeka" extended response in computer lab; due Tuesday!
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
*Mal activity: "Rest in Peace"
*Compound subjects and predicates application (class activity)
*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" extended response prompt: graphic organizer started in class, should be finished by tomorrow. Final draft will be due on Tues. 10/14. *Students should bring flash drives to class starting tomorrow!*
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
*Compound subject and predicate practice
*New root word: Mal = bad
*"All Summer" responses returned; it was only practice - the score does not count towards the grade, but has been recorded in eSchool.
*Discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" conflict activity
*Ta-Na-E-Ka extended response writing prompt given to read for homework, will be explained in detail tomorrow. Guidelines available for download above.
Monday, 6 October 2014
*Compound subject and predicates
*Read "Ta-Na-E-Ka" pg. 135 in literature book
*Homework: Ta-na-e-ka conflict chart - students need to come up with 3 total conflicts (internal or external - not 3 for each) and label with type (char vs. char, etc.) due tomorrow!
Friday, 3 October 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Bite off more than you can chew"
*Mini-quiz on subjects and predicates
*Checked and discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview homework
Thursday, 2 October 2014
*Began read-aloud (and Rebecca Caudill Award nominee) Ungifted by Gordan Korman
*Conflict-coloring activity: focusing on character vs. self, vs. society, and vs. nature
*Distributed Assignment Record Sheets so students can keep a record of their assignments and corresponding scores; students should have this in folder at all times available for reference to evaluate learning progress
*Mini-Quiz on subjects and predicates tomorrow
*Homework: "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview due tomorrow!
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
*"For Goodness's Sake" bene/bon activity
*Checked and graded subject and predicate homework
*Continued "All Summer" extended response self-evaluation
*Conflict introduction and graphic organizer
*LRC for book check out/silent reading
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
*Subject/Predicate puzzle; homework: subjects and predicates w.s.(back of puzzle) due tomorrow
*New root word: Bene/Bon = Good
*"All Summer" self-assessment of extended response
Monday, 29 September 2014
*Writing journal prompt: What could you not live without (hyperbole)?
*Silly Subjects and Perky Predicates hands-on activity
*"All Summer" writing prompt revision; final draft (handwritten) due tomorrow
Friday, 26 September 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Hit the Roof"
*Sym/Syn Alien Encounter Pictures (students need to do 4 out of the 9 on the back of the sheet) due Monday!
*4 Steps to answering an extended response question re: "All Summer" question - we will revise response on Monday in class
Thursday, 25 September 2014
*Subject and Predicate introduction and notes
*Margot and William character trait web created in class
*Homework: Answer question #3 on pg. 51 (From her behavior throughout the story, what do you predict Margot will say or do when she is let out of the closet?) in literature book about "All Summer in a Day." Write the answer in the writing section of your notebook; due tomorrow
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
*Logic puzzle (LA2) or Root word: Help Wanted activity (LA1,3)
*Preposition poster sharing (optional)
*Character traits discussion and creation of list divided into 3 categories: Positive, Negative, Neutral
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
*New root word: Sym/Syn = together
*Preposition poster work time; due tomorrow!
Monday, 22 September 2014 - Math MAP testing
Friday, 19 September 2014
*Figurative language pop quiz (open note!)
*"All Summer in a Day" plot diagram activity
*Preposition poster work time - due Wed. 9/23
Thursday, 18 September 2014
*Root word quiz: foli, manu, arch
*"All Summer" figurative language discussion, checked homework assignment
*Preposition Poster project introduced, partners assigned - tentative due date: Mon. 9/22
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
*Root word study time; quiz tomorrow
*Reread "All Summer" looking for 4 examples of figurative language to copy onto post-it notes - due tomorrow!
*LRC for book check out/silent reading
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
*Figurative Language Lesson: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration
*Root word quiz Thurs!
*LRC for book check out/silent reading tomorrow
Monday, 15 September 2014
*Writing journal: outsiders
*Read "All Summer in a Day" and did questioning activity
*Root word study guide time; root word quiz Thursday!
Friday, 12 September 2014 (doing this day in advance since I will be out tomorrow!)
*Idiom of the day: "Hold Your Horses" and writing prompt
*Preposition practice pg. 12 in packet; pg 13-14 Ex. 1 & 2 are homework due Monday!
*Root Word Quiz study guide sheets done in class; root word quiz on foli, manu, and arch will be next Thursday 9/18
Thursday, 11 September 2014
*September 11th remembrance and writing journal prompt
*Preposition practice pg. 9-11 done together in class
*"The Stone" open book comprehension quiz is homework, due tomorrow!
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
*Arch root word story
*Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases Intro.
*"The Stone" comic work time - final draft due tomorrow!
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
*NWEA reading test
Monday, 8 September 2014
*New root word: arch= ruler
*Checked and reviewed "The Stone" plot diagram
*Comic Strip project assigned (see attached file at top of page); due Thursday!
*NWEA Reading test tomorrow!
Friday, 5 September 2014
*Manu root word activity
*Idiom of the week: "Miss the Boat"
*Plot diagram for "The Stone" - students need to complete for Monday if not finished in class
Thursday, 4 September 2014
*Four types of sentences worksheet
*Writing journal prompt: Would you like to stay the age you are now forever? Why or why not?
*"The Stone" vocabulary preview
*Read "The Stone" in class
*Students who are participating in the 4WM assembly workshop tomorrow need to complete the plot diagram given to them for Monday
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
*4 Kinds of Sentences practice
*"Just Once" open-book quiz - due tomorrow if not finished
*LRC book check out/silent reading time
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
*New root word: Manu = hands
*Checked 4 kinds of sentences homework
*"Just Once" plot diagram due tomorrow if not finished in class
Friday, 29 August 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Saved by the Bell"
*4 Types of Sentences activity
*Sentence practice; homework: "Head for the Woods" worksheet; due Tues.
*Read the story "Just Once" in literature book
Thursday, 28 August 2014
*Foli vocabulary activity
*Finished reading "Dragon Dragon"
*Completed plot diagram with partner on "Dragon Dragon"
*Finished types of sentences introduction
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
*Plot diagram for "Dogzilla" as a class
*Types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory) introduction and notes
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
*New root word introduction: foli=leaf
*Elements of plot introduction: character, setting, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
*Finished "Me Collage" presentations
Monday, 25 August 2014
*"Me Collage" work time
*Began presenting Me Collages; due tomorrow!
*Distributed literature textbooks - jumbo book cover needed!
Friday, 22 August 2014
*Idiom of the week introduction and writing prompt: "On the Ball"
*Me Collage work time; due Tues. 8/26
*Signed LA policies and procedure contract was due today; Goal writing prompt was due today
Thursday, 21 August 2014
*Goals writing prompt - due tomorrow if not finished in class
*Classroom scavenger hunt
*Me Collage introduction - we'll start work on it tomorrow; it'll be due Tuesday, 8/26
*Signed contracts due tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
*LA Policies and Procedures- signed contract due Friday 8/22
*Sentence completions and learning style questionnaire - if not finished in class, due tomorrow
Monday, 18 August 2014
*Tour of Room
*Letters from 6th graders past
*Classmate Scavenger Hunt
Calendar of Events
|LA Policies and Procedures Contract|
|Root Word Quiz 3 Study Guide|
|Civil Rights Power Point Guidelines|
|Example Civil Rights Power Point example slides|
|Civil Rights Events and Grading|